British Columbia

Open Letter: A Smart Investment in Our Future

In an open letter sent to several media across Canada, a group of charitable foundations urge politicians to look at early childhood education in a new light - as a must-have element to build a more prosperous Canada for all.

Smart Investment in our Future

Edmonton Journal
June 30, 2015

Excerpt: "The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child identifies ECE as a right of all children. But children have no means to exercise that right. They cannot vote; they have no professional lobbyists.

We are raising our voices on their behalf in the hope that many more Canadians will do the same. ECE is a powerful tool to enable children and Canada to succeed. We want it to be prominent on the public agenda."

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It's Time For Preschool Report Launch

Early Childhood Education Report 2014: It's Time For Preschool
November 12, 2014, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto

ECERcoverThe Early Childhood Education Report 2014: It’s Time for Preschool released November 12, 2014 by the Atkinson Centre at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto is the second status update in three years. It measures provincial and territorial performance based on different criteria including investments in early education and child care programs and children’s access. It also compares Canada’s results to other developed economies.

The Early Childhood Education Report 2014, related ...

Getting It Right From The Start

June 1-5, 2013

CSSE Annual Conference - Victoria, British Columbia

The Hon. Margaret Norrie McCain gives the Big Thinker Lecture at the Canadian Society of Studies in Education Conference in Victoria, British Columbia, June 2, 2013.  In her presentation Mrs. McCain makes a compelling case for why policy makers should focus attention and resources on young children and their families. She argues that preschool education for all 2- to 5-year-olds is within our grasp, particularly if it is built on the asset we already have in public education.

  • To view Margaret McCain's Getting It Right From The Start powerpoint presentation ...